FilmNation Entertainment’s documentary feature on one of America’s most controversial defenders of free speech.
to World Premiere at
the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival
Saturday, June 12 at 8:00 pm ET
Clinton Hall at Empire Outlets – Staten Island
Sunday, June 13 at 6:00 pm ET
Tribeca Film Festival Virtual Platform
“Larry Flynt for President” chronicles Hustler Magazine publisher’s campaign for president in 1983. It is the story of the quintessential outsider who fought to expose hypocrisy and bigotry which, ultimately, nearly cost him his life. Although his bid for the Republican nomination was unsuccessful, the free speech battles he fought during his run changed the Constitution by expanding protected speech under the First Amendment. His Supreme Court victory effectively allowed comedians, cartoonists and, by definition, any citizen to criticize those in power without fear of retribution.
Told through never-before-seen footage, the film unfolds as an epic with unlikely plot-twists, dialogue that sounds more outrageous than parody and a love story between two outcasts, who in the end, couldn’t have been more patriotic.